Nunavut’s COVID-19 numbers drop again

Weekend sees big decrease as caseload goes from 27 to 17

The numbers of COVID-19 cases in Iqaluit continue to drop, with 16 active cases as of Monday. One case continues to be active in Kinngait. (File photo by Jane George)

By Nunatsiaq News

Active COVID-19 cases in Nunavut hit a new low this holiday Monday, dropping from 28 to 17 over the course of 24 hours.

There are now 16 active cases in Iqaluit and one in Kinngait, said Premier Joe Savikataaq over Twitter.

“Let’s keep driving down these case numbers, Iqaluit,” he said. “We still have lots of work to do. Stay home and stay safe.”

One new case was reported in Iqaluit on Monday, while 12 recoveries were recorded in the city.

No new cases were reported on Sunday.

Speaking Friday at the government’s COVID-19 news conference, Savikataaq said it’s not yet time for Nunavummiut to let their guard down.

“This virus is not going to disappear,” he said, adding that everyone should continue to mask up, wash their hands, keep six feet apart and get vaccinated.

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(7) Comments:

  1. Posted by wondering on

    start reducing restrictions. Only place in the world that waits till it reaches 0 cases..?????? Iqaluit is well over 50% vaccinated.

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    • Posted by Shawarma Lover on

      New Zealand, Australia, etc. – Lots of other places have waited until zero and have fared very well during the pandemic. Stop assuming that Canada and the U.S.A. are the entire world, Mr. Wondering. The world exists outside of North America.

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    • Posted by Think of the children on

      THINK OF THE CHILDREN. THEY HAVE NOT HAD THE CHANCE TO GET VACCINATED YET.

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    • Posted by Pond Inlet resident on

      You’d better believe you have to wait until zero cases, simply because Iqaluit serves the rest of Baffin, and connects to points west, south and international if required.

      Any cases mean the rest of us can only wait with bated breath until no more cases are in our main transportation and medical hub. Patience is needed as it is almost over… impatience already led to the prolonging of this situation in Iqaluit.

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    • Posted by Nunavutmiuta on

      start erasing restrictions? At what cost? Who’s life are u willing to sacrifice, wondering? Your’s even once vaccined there still a chance a person can get the virus.

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      • Posted by Jimmy on

        Zero chance that you will get much more than a common cold if you’re vaccinated. Almost zero chance that vaccinated people can pass on the virus. Do you propose that we all should have to wait until EVERYONE is vaccinated? What about the idiots who will never get off their asses to get the shot? Are we to be held hostage to those people forever?

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        • Posted by big J on

          Jimmy ya gotta think of the children! None of them are vaccinated!

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